Wild animals to be banned from circuses, says Government


Sam Lister
The Independent
March 1, 2012

Travelling circuses will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, the Government announced today.

Ministers unveiled plans to outlaw the “outdated” practice through new legislation at the “earliest opportunity”.

But a tough licensing regime will be brought in to improve conditions for performing animals while changes in the law are developed.

Animal welfare minister Lord Taylor said: “There is no place in today’s society for wild animals being used for our entertainment in travelling circuses. Wild animals deserve our respect.

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The Independent
March 1, 2012

 

 


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